Kan. EMS agency limits use of lights and sirens

Statistics show running lights and siren only saves seconds, sometimes minutes


Mike Iuen
Kake

EL DORADO, Kan. — Butler County EMS is putting an emphasis on safety for its patients and employees.

Most people think that every time an ambulance goes out it uses red lights and siren. That's not always the case and there's a good reason why.

Butler County has for years used the national Emergency Medical Dispatch system or EMD. When 911 receives a call for an ambulance the caller is asked a series of questions that will determine whether EMS should go silent to a call or use red lights and siren.

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